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Heather Duncan

Vice President, Government Relations | 904-620-2500

As UNF’s Vice President of Government Relations, Heather serves as our principal liaison for all levels of federal, state and local governmental institutions. She is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to achieve UNF’s legislative priorities, as well as supporting the priorities of Florida’s State University System.


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Ray Walker

Director, Government Relations | 904-620-2500

As Director, Government Relations, Ray’s primary focus is state advocacy, as well as federal grant support and federal policy initiatives impacting UNF.

2024 Session Dates

August 4, 2023: Deadline for filing claims bills       
September 18, 2023: Start of Interim Committee Weeks 
January 9, 2024: Regular Session Convenes, deadline for filling bills for introduction
February 27, 2024: 50th day, last day for Regularly Scheduled Committee Meetings 
March 8, 2024: 60th day, last day of Regular Session


Florida House Internship in Washington D.C.

Government Relations

Osprey Pride for our UNF Alumni

Currently Serving in the State of Florida

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Cord Byrd
Secretary of State 
UNF - BA Political Science/History
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Tracie Davis
Florida Senate
District 5
 UNF -  MA Educational Leadership
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Clay Yarborough
Florida Senate
District 4
 UNF - Bachelor of Business Administration 

Currently Serving on the Jacksonville City Council

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Kevin Carrico
District 4
UNF - Masters Public Administration


 Tyrona Clark-Murray
District 9
UNF – Master in Education
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Terrance Freeman
At Large, Group 1
UNF – BS Sports Management
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Matt Carlucci
At Large, Group 4
UNF – BA Education